Yellow Journalism Archive

SOS for Arsalan Iftikhar Chaudhry: Hamid Mir in Action – by Ahsan Shah: “Arsalan Iftikhar is totally innocent. All the evidence against him are Fake. They are cooked by the Government and the Secret Agencies mutually to bring Mr CJ under Pressure”, writes Hamid Mir in his 26 July column in daily
Shia genocide and the Urdu media: by Ikhtiar Hussain If you read newspapers or watch TV, the good news is that over thirteen hundred years of sectarianism in the Islamic world have come to a marvelous conclusion. No Shias are being killed anymore. Do not
LUBP Special: Interview with US Congressman Keith Ellison: Western policy makers should also consult alternative media of Pakistan The following is an interview conducted by Ali Abbas Taj with US Congressman Keith Ellison (D). Keith Ellison the first Muslim Congressman in United States House of Representatives. The interview
State-sponsored Shia genocide or Sunni violence against Shia community? A response to Sadanand Dhume: Related post: ISI-sponsored #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan or Sunni-Shia sectarian violence?  ‘Sectarian Violence’ or Gradual Genocide of Shia Muslims? – by Dr. Nakvisson Raza Rumi’s discourse on Pakistan’s Shia Muslims Is Shia genocide an adequate term to describe the plight of
Rehman Malik threatened a journalist?: In the world of cricket, spinners are known for spinning the ball on pitches and twisting, just like washing machines twisters which wash clothes perfectly. In Pakistan such techniques are used on the Media Pitch by Journalistic Machine who
A critical assessment of female anchors in Pakistani media – by Farhad Jarral: Electronic media in Pakistan has become very vibrant with a label of powerful state pillar since it got freedom during General Musharraf’s regime. However, things are quite different and unique in Pakistan, unique in sense that no media in
Apathetic/Biased Media Media Ignoring Shia Movement – by Durreshahwar Jafri: A friend made a comment on a facebook page: I am not Shia, but why there was not media coverage of July 1 , 2012 jalsa at Minar e Pakistan. Why these news? Ahle Hadeeth Conference PTI Regional Conference
Ansar Abbasi’s bachay ki dua: In his incomparable poem, “Bachay ki dua” or a “Child’s supplication”, (Baang-e-Dara)  Iqbal presented in 12 lines what should be the mission of any child from his early life. We have read this poem all our lives and without
Zaffar Abbas, Dawn’s editor or chief of Shia Ghetto Police?: Related posts: Misrepresentation of Shia genocide In the last week, DAWN has published atleast 2 articles/editorials that dishonestly obscure the carnage faced by the Shia Muslims across the lenght and breadth of Pakistan. Last month, Huma Yusuf’s dishonest and
A rejoinder to liberal fascist critique of sister Naziha Syed Ali – by Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji: Related article: Naziha Syed Ali justifies Shia genocide in Pakistan as tit-for-tat violence I want to commend sister Naziha for presenting the ongoing genocide of Islamo Marxist groups like Sipah Sahaba/Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat by the All-Powerful Rafzi (Shia)
Shaheen Sehbai’s Asif Zardari Phobia: Pakistan’s top fiction writer, Shaheen Sehbai, who should be writing novels than editing newspapers while sitting in Dubai is in deep shock for the last many months. having written many a script that has never taken off, he is
Najam Sethi allows ASWJ’s Ludhianvi on his show to obfuscate #ShiaGenocide in Pakistan: In a recent article highlighting refined tactics of urban elite affiliates of Pakistan army, Sarah Khan writes: Traditionally lifestyle liberals in Pakistan use an 80-20 mixture formula, i.e., they inject the 20% pro-military establishment discourses within the 80% objective
Cyril Almeida’s story on Balochistan is attributable to…?: Cyril Almeida’s column on Balochistan (Balochistan, the unattributable story, Dawn, 26 Feb 2012) is an example of how Pakistan’s military establishment manufactures confusion and obfuscation through friendly journalists. The column is an example of how false neutrality and contrarian
Saleem Safi defends banned sectarian terrorists: سلیم صافی پاکستان کے ان صحافیوں میں سے ہیں جن کے پاکستان کی فوجی اسٹیبلشمنٹ کے ساتھ طالب علمی کے زمانے سے گہرے تعلقات رہے ہیں – زمانہ طالب علمی میں اسلامی جمیعت طلبا میں شامل ر ہے سی
Nusrat Javed on mourning anchors and their favourite politician: نصرت جاوید کا شمار شعلہ بیان اور مرثیہ خواں؛ قومی غیرت کے نام پر ‘ریٹنگ، دولت اور شہرت کےپیچھے ہلکان ہونے والے’ اینکرز میں نہیں ہوتا، بلکہ ان کا شماران دوچارصحافی حضرات میں ہوتا ہے، جو عقل واستدلال، منطق
February 1: We support Baloch students’ protest against biased media: Editor’s note: The Baloch Students Organisation (BSO) has threatened that it will suspend transmission of private television channels across the province to protest ‘failure to properly highlight the plight of the people’. LUBP supports this protest and regretfully notes
Media Review: DAWN’s insensitive portrayal of Shia killings: Related post: Is Shia genocide in Pakistan an outcome of Saudi-Iran proxy war? DAWN’s continual slide is best encapsulated in some of the editorial and opinion pieces today.  For instance, Huma Yusuf’s “Sectarian Scourge” is a typical example of
Haroon-ur-Rashid, Darvesh aur Kaptaan Imran Khan: By Naseer Ahmed
sab maya hai – ‘سب مایا ہے’: حضرت ابن انشا نے تو عرصہ پہلے فرمایا تھا کہ ‘سب مایا ہے ‘، ہم عموما بات سمجھنے میں وقت لگا دیتے ہیں لہٰذا بڑے عرصے دبدبا میں رہے کہ پتا نہیں کس کی بات کر رہے تھے. اترپر
Shamsul Anwar’s fraudulent story has a few lessons for us: Related posts: Who is Shakeel Anjum? Javid Naseer Rind, another Baloch journalist kidnapped and silenced by the Deep State In the last two days, Pakistan’s liberal elites and rights activists on social media (Twitter in particular) were seen extremely
Najam Sethi, CIA agents and professional journalists: There are some points of merit in Mr. Najam Sethi’s editorial for The Friday Times (TFT, 6-12 Jan 2012). While there are some crucial omissions, one must give Mr. Sethi credit for stating a few bold things. The problem
Stellar yet sadly affronted accomplishments of PPP Government – by Dr. Zaeem Zia: After the ouster of the Military regime in 2008- Pakistan faced ultimate challenges in various forms.  Aftermath of martial law, for sure was deleterious, it may take a decade to overcome its effects and miseries. Elections in 2008 itself
A critical analysis of Husain Haqqani vs Mansoor Ijaz saga: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related posts: Deconstructing Husain Haqqani – by Aamir Mughal and Sarah Khan Express Tribune must not distort facts about Husain Haqqani Husain Haqqani, memogate and urban elites’ pandemonium on Twitter  Mullen throws Husain Haqqani under the
Best of both worlds: Imran Khan’s PTI Lahore rally in pictures – by Laibaah: Shahzad Roy omitted “naik woh hai jisay moqa nai mila” at his PTI jalsa performance. Imran Khan said to Nawaz Sharif: “mian saab jaan deo, sadi wari aan deo” Source: Pakistan Blogzine Imran Khan’s PTI rally in Lahore on
Rezaul Hasan Laskar: An Indian journalist in Pakistan embedded in ISI’s narratives: Disclaimer: While we may not agree with the entirety of this post, we nonetheless are concerned about how foreign correspondents in Pakistan are gradually embedded in the wishy washy, vague, ambiguous discourse developed by the ISPR mouthpieces in Pakistani
Google, youtube and Rehman Malik: For the past two days there is an uproar in Pakistan’s social and mainstream media about the Government of Pakistan’s alleged plan to block google, youtube etc if they did not assist the GoP in criminal investigations against terrorists.
Cyril Almeida’s invitation to army to save Pakistan from Zardari: Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine According to Cyril Almeida writing in Dawn, 16 Sep 2011: Army must consider that “the costs of non-intervention [i.e. not removing Zardari from presidency] are higher than the benefits of the status quo.” Critical readers
The three (anti-ISI) musketeers and their D’Artagnan – by Mahvish Afridi:       One must commend Omar Waraich on his alleged sense of humour when he wrote: “When Pakistani Journalists Take On the ISI“ in The Time in order to present his friends and collegues as being under pressure from the ISI
Govt establishes social media cell & the News reports negatively: Firstly, we would like to commend the Pakistan Peoples Party led government for realizing the importance of alternative forms of media on internet. The new web based social media is a new emerging domain where readers, listeners and viewers
On Cafe Pyala’s misrepresentations on Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza: Related posts: In support of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza: Stop one-sided operation in Lyari President Zardari, no further reconciliation with MQM! – by Dilshad Chandio Editor’s Note: It is disappointing to see Cafe Pyala’s ambiguous and personal attacks on Dr.
Let’s wipe out the PPP: On Daily Times’ editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: Related post: PSF activists support Mumtaz Qadri? Poor reporting by the Daily Times: A plea to Shaheed Taseer’s family – by Shahid Khakwani There are a number of key problems in Daily Times’ Editorial on Shahbaz Taseer’s kidnapping: 1.
Playing the bogus card of ‘sovereignty’ —by M Husain Sadar: The Saudis as well as their Gulf Arab cousins are arming the Taliban. This influx of foreign money and religious ideology is causing irreparable damage to the national identity and integrity as well as the centuries old cultural heritage
Mirza’s Statement and Karachi Violence: Zulfiqar Mirza made comments that infuriated many Urdu-Speaking people, when he said many Urdu Speakers had come hungry and naked to Pakistan. He was speaking after rumours that MQM wanted a separate province of Urdu Speakers. The trouble started
The Kufi Shia sellouts of the military establishment – by Laibaah: Syed Mushahid Hussain, Nasim Zehra, Ejaz Haider, Mosharraf Zaidi, Syed Talat Hussain, Shireen Mazari, Meher Bokhari and Abbas brothers: Take a bow in front of your Yazid Masters! While the massacre of Shias in Pakistan continues unabated, these establishment apologists
ISI might have been involved in Mumbai attacks, says Pakistan’s former foreign secretary: NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s former foreign secretary Shaharyar Khan has acknowledged that ISI might have been involved in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai — in the first-ever confession of its kind by a member of Pakistani establishment. In an interview
The 20 briefed by the ISPR – by Adnan Farooq: Raheem Ullah Yousafzai, Mujeeb Ur Rehman Shami, Haroon Ur Raheed (columnist), Talat Hussain, Zahid Hussain (Wall Street Journal), Ijaz Haider, Moeed Peerzada, Qatreena Hussain, Mehar Bokhari, Sana Bucha, Hamid Mir, Javed Ch., Saleem Safi, Arshad Sarif, Kashif Abbasi, Ibsaar
Pakistan’s jihadi section of media mourns Osama bin Laden: by Shoaib Adil Originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’
Press: In chains of another kind -by Waseem Altaf: The first attempt on media and free speech in Pakistan was made by Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan and associates when they tried to black out some passages of the Aug. 11, 1947 speech of Mohammad Ali Jinnah before the
ISI mobilizes fake civil society to defend Pakistani generals: Related posts: General Pasha in Pakistan’s parliament: Jahan panah tusi great ho, tohfa qabul karo! Questions for General Pasha (Part I) To the honourable generals of Pakistan army – by Rashid Aurakzai Nawaz Sharif’s commendable stance on Pakistani generals’
Right wing media attacking and defaming civilian government on behalf of security establishment -by Arshad Mahmood: